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Abstract and Travel Grants

ISPAD 2012 welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution to the field. All abstracts submitted will go through a blind, peer-review process carried out by an international review panel. Each abstract will be reviewed by at least two reviewers and the final selection of abstracts will be completed by members of the Abstract Review Committee.

All accepted abstracts will appear in their full form in the abstract book, which will be issued as a special supplement of Pediatric Diabetes and on the Abstract CD-ROM, which will be available at the conference.


  • The deadline for abstract submission is midnight Central European Time (CET) on May 30th, 2012. Abstracts will not be accepted after this date.
  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • All abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission system at Abstracts sent by fax, post or email will not be considered. It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as submitted by the author.
  • The text should not exceed 2000 characters including spaces. One table or figure can be inserted allowing 500 characters per table/figure. The text of the abstract should briefly state:
    • Objectives: Indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested.
    • Methods: Include the setting for the study, the subjects, the diagnosis or intervention, and the type of statistical analysis. If references are needed, they should be provided in the text.
    • Results: Present as clearly as possible the outcome of the study and after significance if appropriate
    • Conclusions: Briefly discuss the data and emphasize the significance of the results. All abstracts should disclose primary findings and avoid, whenever possible, promissory statements such as "experiments are in progress" or "results will be discussed".

Rule of Two

Each presenting author may present a maximum of two abstracts at the Conference. There is no limit to the number of abstracts which may be submitted by one author.

Abstract Categories

The abstract categories are the general heading under which abstracts will be submitted and reviewed.

  • Diabetes Acute and Chronic Complications
  • Diabetes and Obesity
  • Diabetes and Puberty
  • Diabetes Care, Education, Psychosocial Issues
  • Diabetes Epidemiology
  • Diabetes Genetics, Immunology
  • Monogenic Diabetes Forms and their Treatment
  • New Insulins and Pharmacologic Agents
  • Pumps and Sensors
  • Type 2 Diabetes in Children
  • Diabetes project in developing country (in this category there is no need of a formal scientific study for submitting an abstract, but the guidelines for the abstract wording should follow the above rules)

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the corresponding author by mid July 2012. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive this email concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.

Travel Grants

Standard Travel Grants

All delegates submitting an abstract may apply for travel grants during the abstract submission process. Requirements: 40 years of age or less, ISPAD member (all dues paid), first author of an abstract. For applicants coming from America and Oceania the grant amounts to 2,000 USD, for countries in Eurasia and Middle East to 350 USD and for those from East Asia and Africa to 1,000 USD. Please note that the travel grant may not cover the whole travel cost. Travel grant awardees still need to pay registration fees and need to arrange their travel and accommodation.